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The mission of the California Reentry Program is to assist
California prisoners in successfully reentering society. This will include developing parole plans; providing prisoners assistance with developing social skills and obtaining services in their local communities; promoting public support for such programs; and providing a model for reentry programs that can be replicated in California and elsewhere.
The California Reentry Program is a comprehensive, multi-faceted program aimed at meeting all of the most vital needs of prisoners facing parole. We are primarily a social service referral agency, connecting parolees with resources and contact information for services in their communities. Our team of volunteers meet with prisoners at San Quentin State Prison and provide individualized assistance based on their needs and location of parole. A partial list of our services is as follows.
Drop-in Assistance - For prisoners with specific questions that can be addressed in one or two meetings with a volunteer advisor. We hand out resource booklets, DMV, Social Security, and child support information, as well as information about colleges and financial aid.
Long-term Case Management - This program is for prisoners who need multiple meetings with a volunteer, to assist them in long-term planning in matters including employment, education, medical needs, drug/alcohol treatment, housing etc.
Guest Speakers - The California Reentry Program provides speakers one to two times per month to talk about their areas of expertise, such as resume building, health issues, interview skills, immigration, record expungement, and other topics pertinent to re-entry into the community.